Cal State East Bay and Accessibility Services are proud to support and celebrate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on its 31st Anniversary.
First signed into law on July 26, 1990 by then-President George H.W. Bush, the ADA was modeled after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin by adding the prohibition of discrimination based on someone’s disability. It is because of this important civil rights law that our entire campus community has equal access to all University courses, events and programs.
While many think of how this law is applied to those with physical disabilities, such as closer parking spaces and entrance ramps, it is applied to all disabilities. Disabilities can be apparent and non-apparent, including psychological, cognitive, developmental, and sensory disabilities. Often, when providing an accommodation for people with disabilities many others benefit due to the concept of universal design.
This month also marks the 31st anniversary of Disability Pride Month. Please share your experiences and thoughts regarding the ADA and/or Disability Pride Month by using the following hashtags:
We provide academic accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. To begin that process, students must schedule a Welcome Meeting with an A.S. counselor. At this initial Welcome Meeting, accommodations will be determined on an individual basis while meeting with the student and reviewing current professional documentation. The purpose of such accommodations is to provide equal access to classroom programs and campus activities in a manner consistent with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, associated California laws and regulations, and CSU policies.
If you have a temporary disability (i.e., broken extremity, other injury, illness, or medical complications resulting from pregnancy), that may last from a few weeks to a semester, you may be eligible for academic accommodations. Please contact our office to schedule a Welcome Meeting with an accessibility counselor.
In addition to accommodation and support services to University students, faculty and staff members, we inform and collaborate with faculty and staff to ensure successful implementation of academic accommodations and to increase the level of access and inclusion of all individuals on campus.
Current A.S. Students: Click the Portal for Current A.S. Students button below to log on to your student portal to request accommodations, schedule a meeting with your counselor, as well as access other resources.
New and Prospective Students: Click the Information button below to find out more about our services. Click the Request a Welcome Meeting button below to schedule your Welcome Meeting.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX"), 20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq., is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex - including pregnancy and parental status - in educational programs and activities. Read more about Cal State East Bay's policies regarding pregnancy here.
If you encounter something on a CSU East Bay Campus that you feel is inaccessible (physically, access to course or university materials, etc.), please let us know by completing the Report of On-Campus Inaccessibility by clicking on the button below or by filling out the form below and returning it to Accessibility Services as soon as possible.
Report of On-Campus Inaccessibility | Form
Did you know that people with disabilities are under-represented at the voting polls? Make sure you are represented by registering to vote!